Dental Sealants: Protect You From Decay Your molars and premolars can be hard to reach and hard to clean due to their grooved surface. These teeth can be prone to cavities and decay, so dental sealants are often applied to tooth surfaces. Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are put on the surface [...]
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When to Replace your Toothbrush Many adults use their toothbrush every morning without giving it much thought. You brush your teeth every day to maintain good oral hygiene and remove plaque, but have you ever taken the time to consider whether or not your toothbrush is in good condition? According to the American Dental [...]
Summer Tips and Reminders for a Healthy Mouth Summer is upon us, and that means three (four if you’re in The South) busy months of beautiful, hot, sunny days to travel, exercise, and hopefully lounge around. With that said, it’s important to not forget about your health, your oral health to be exact. [...]
What Exactly Is A Cavity? Ever since you were a kid you’ve heard the same threat every time you unwrap a piece of candy, “You’re going to get a cavity if you keep eating that candy”. Well after countless candies later and with no sign of pain or tooth issue, you might think [...]
Obstructive sleep apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea, and occurs when an object of some sort is blocking your airway while you sleep, resulting in restricted breathing, or loss of breath altogether. Obstructive sleep apnea is potentially very dangerous, and many kids that suffer from this [...]
6 Month Smiles vs Traditional Braces If you’re thinking about correcting your smile then you may be considering a variety of different options. We can choose from a variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry to really pinpoint and fix the particular problems we want taken care of. However, when it comes to the [...]
You might have spent hours thinking about what kind of oral piercing to get and what ring or stud you want to show off. But to your teeth, oral piercings are all the same... Whether it’s a lip ring or a tongue piercing, your teeth and gums don’t like them. More Metal, More problems If [...]
Over the past ten years, our culture’s awareness of gluten in food products has skyrocketed. A gluten-free diet, once limited to individuals with celiac disease, is increasingly common for those that experience adverse reactions to the protein. Gluten is a naturally-occurring protein found in wheat, barley and rye products. Common signs of gluten sensitivity include [...]
Summer is upon us, and that means three (four if you're in The South) busy months of beautiful, hot, sunny days to travel, exercise, and hopefully lounge around. With that said, it’s important to not forget about your health, your oral health to be exact. Here are a few things to keep in mind during [...]
Dental fluorosis refers to changes in a tooth’s enamel caused by overexposure to fluoride. These changes can be extremely mild to severe in appearance: mild cases exhibit white specks or spots, usually near the bottom edge of the tooth, and severe cases result in brown stains and a pitted texture. The good news? If you’re [...]